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John Ball Zoo

  • 1300 W. Fulton St.
  • Neighborhood:
    West Side
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • (616) 336-4301
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Over 2,000 animals and more animal touching exhibits than any other zoo in Michigan; tigers, petting corral, wallabies, camels and budgies. Chimpanzees - lions - grizzly bear - otters - snow leopards -  - and many large and small primates. Indoor and outdoor viewing. Full concessions and gift shop. Featuring 300-foot ZIPline with return line, 4-story Ropes Adventure Course,  and a Funicular (tram) that leads to a state-of-the-art Bissell Treehouse for events and rentals.

  • Knowledge Chaser

    A variety of camps, classes and behind-the-scenes experiences let kids and families get up close and personal with animals while learning about conservation.

  • Outdoor Recreation

    Camel rides, a zip line and ropes course complement multiple open-air animal exhibits, inviting active play as well as awesome viewing.

  • Family

    Caters to adventurous, inquisitive youngsters with a petting corral, camel rides, bird show, zip line, ropes course, education programs and more.

  • Eco Friendly

    More than 2,000 animals in naturalized environments help advance public education on the need for wildlife conservation and preservation.

  • Local Gems

    Nestled amongst a residential neighborhood on the historic West Side, John Ball Zoo has been a destination for local animal lovers since 1891.

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  • Minutes to Airport: 15
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  • Minutes to Airport: 15
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Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space Yes
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 3000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5500
  • Reception Capacity 180
  • Theatre Capacity 210
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 250
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 2
  • Conference Capacity 250
  • Banquet Capacity 180
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Booths 25
  • Classroom Capacity 130
BISSELL Tree House
  • Theater Capacity: 220
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 180
Ballroom
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 130